Lemon Chicken with Herb Salad


Never underestimate the power of a simple marinade of garlic, olive oil, and lemon—in this lemon chicken with herb salad recipe, it helps transform an otherwise mundane piece of grilled chicken into a meal that feels special.


  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 chicken cutlets

  • 1 ½ cups fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ cups basil leaves

  • Shaved Parmesan

  • Toasted pine nuts


  1. Combine lemon zest, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add chicken cutlets and toss to coat. Grill chicken. Toss together parsley and basil and dress with 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve chicken with herb salad, Parmesan, and pine nuts.

    Lemon Chicken with Herb Salad
    Bryan Gardner
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